The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Love of Bread Making

Alice Alvey Pierce

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I asked my mother if she would share with me something that she learned from either her mother or grandmother that she passed down to us, her children.

She shared that her grandma, Alice Alvey Pierce, made yummy homemade bread and taught her how good homemade bread can be. When my mother got married she started making her own homemade bread.

As a young child, I remember helping my mother sort through the wheat to remove any bad kernels before she would grind the wheat to make bread. I loved the smell and taste of homemade bread!

Today my sisters and I all make differing variations of homemade bread.

Below is the current recipe that I use for making bread, rolls, and cinnamon rolls for my husband and children (and family, friends, and neighbors). I hope you enjoy it! Can you smell the bread baking now?

Bread Machine Dough/Bread
4 cups Flour
1 ½ tsp Yeast
1/3 cup Sugar
4 TBS Wheat Gluten
3 TBS Powdered Milk
1 ½ tsp Salt
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
13 oz Warm Water

Place all ingredients in bread machine. Push ‘dough’ cycle on machine. Once machine starts going, scrape sides of pan to incorporate all of the flour. After cycle finishes, remove dough. Knead, cut into two equal amounts. Spray bread pans with oil spray. Shape dough into loaves. Let dough rise in bread pans for about 90 minutes (until dough rises above the top of the pan).
Bake 350*F for about 25 minutes for 2 loaves of bread.

Shape dough into 12 balls. Place in oil sprayed 9x13 pan. Let dough rise in pan for 90-120 minutes. Bake 350*F for about 20 minutes.

Cinnamon Rolls:
¼ cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Sugar
1 ½ TBS Cinnamon

¼ cup Butter, softened
3 cups Powdered Sugar
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp Vanilla
Milk – to spreading consistency (about 3 TBS)

Roll out dough into rectangle shape. Spread with filling. Roll up lengthwise. Cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in oil sprayed 9x13 pan. Let rise for 90-120 minutes. Bake 350*F for 20 minutes. Spread on frosting while rolls are hot.



  1. Oh man, now I'm hungry! Yes, I can smell the warm bread baking ... in my imagination.

  2. Delicious! So many of the special memories of mom have to do with baking!!